At Midwestern State University, the pre-law curriculum is flexible and may be pursued from any degree program. "Pre-law" simply denotes a student's intent to pursue admission to law school following completion of the baccalaureate degree. Because the careers of those trained in law are so widely varied and therefore call for widely differing skills, law schools do not generally recommend any particular major.
In planning a pre-law curriculum students should keep in mind that the spoken and written word are the principal tools of the legal profession. Those who intend to study law must develop an excellent knowledge of and grasp of the English language as well as a clear and concise style of expression. They should seek out courses that require substantial writing assignments and provide critiques.
Students will plan pre-law studies by first picking a major and then taking all the classes necessary for that degree. You will also have a few "open electives" and you will need to consult with a pre-law advisor about the classes to take to further their preparedness for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law school.